AskDS is 12,614,400,000,000,000 shakes old

It’s been four years and 591 posts since AskDS reached critical mass. You’d hope our party would look like this:  But it’s more likely to be: Without you, we’d be another of those sites that glow red hot, go supernova, then collapse into a white dwarf. We really appreciate your comments, questions, and occasional attaboys…. Read more

AskDS is 0.03 Centuries Old Today

Three years ago today the AskDS site published its first post and had its first commenter. In the meantime we’ve created 455 articles and we’re now ranked 6th in all of TechNet’s blogs, behind AskPerf, Office2010, MarkRussinovich, SBS, and HeyScriptingGuy. That’s a pretty amazing group to be lumped in with for traffic, I don’t mind… Read more

How to Virtualize Active Directory Domain Controllers (Part 2)

Hello everyone, this is Shravan from the Active Directory team and Jason from the System Center VMM team here at Microsoft. This is part 2 of the blog series where we discuss how to migrate Active Directory domain controllers to a virtualized system. Last time we discussed how to plan for moving the physical domain… Read more

O’DFS Shares! Where Art Thou? – Part 3/3

Hello, this is Sabin and Shravan from the Microsoft Directory Services Support team. We are back to cover the third and final part of this series to troubleshoot slowness/delay experienced by clients in accessing a DFS Namespace. As a recap, in Part 1 of this blog, we reviewed the referral process for Domain Based Namespaces wherein… Read more

O’DFS Shares! Where Art Thou? – Part 2/3

Hello, this is Sabin and Shravan from the Microsoft Directory Services Support team once again. We will continue our discussion regarding slowness/delay experienced by clients in accessing a DFS Namespace. In Part 1 of this blog, we reviewed the referral process for Domain Based Namespaces and took a closer look at a working scenario where… Read more

O’DFS Shares! Where Art Thou? – Part 1/3

Hello, this is Sabin and Shravan from the Microsoft Directory Services Support team. We are here today to discuss one of the common customer issues where they are seeing a delay in accessing a DFS Namespace. Some of these issues may manifest as affecting user’s experience on the machine where redirected folders may be slow… Read more